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November 19, 2015

The Truth

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:29 am

Arguing“Liars and angels both tell the truth.” So said The Grasshopper this early morn.

I propose we excise truth from our language and stop wasting breath on that which we can’t claim.

There will always be shades to what we call the truth. It’s in that shade we will hide from the light someone else is attempting to shine on our truth.

To my eyes there is only one truth that you can depend on – Reality.

When we start interpreting reality, we get to subsets of the truth – our truth – which cannot be proven, only argued about.

I was at the gym the other day and two men in the locker room were disagreeing about one of the hot button issues of the day. Both of them argued that they had the truth. What they failed to realize was they had an opinion and both mislabeled theirs as “the truth.”

Did anyone win? Was anything settled? Not to this observer’s eyes and ears.

Do we stop having discussions about what we believe in? I hope not. My only request is to stop labeling your point of view as the truth. I will do the same.

“The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” doesn’t exist when it comes to our beliefs.

When someone says, “It’s my truth,” what they are really saying is that it’s their belief – their opinion that they’ve dressed up in righteousness and call it the truth.

When you argue for truth, you will remain arguing and nothing will get settled.

If you want to remain unsettled for the rest of your life, keep arguing for the truth.

Here’s my opinion: Most people who claim the truth is on their side are living a lie.

All the best,


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November 10, 2015


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:50 am

HeartburnWe’ve all heard this old axiom: “Variety is the spice of life.” I’m not sure you’ve been exposed to this next one because I just made it up: “Variety is the staple of life.”

You would have two very different lifestyles if you picked one over the other.

Seems we all seek some level of variety; it’s only the amounts that are different.

Here’s what I find: People who fall into the “Spice” category seem to be more comfortable in their own skin. Those that seek “Staple” are always seeking and never finding. They belong to the “out there” crowd.

“I’m seeking something that’s out there” seems to be their mantra and mission. For the “Staplers,” it’s a lifelong quest for zest – one that’s never fulfilled.

The “Staple” crowd rarely looks “in here” because they’ve been conditioned that it’s “out there.”

The next new thing is forever on their menu, forgetting that the last new things had them experience all spice with no staples. That’s a recipe for a lifetime of heartburn.

Want some organic variety? Stop seeking and find what you already know. Find out that the peace and satisfaction you think is “out there” is already present – “in here.”

The spice of life is available right where you are right now. No need to travel or seek, just surrender to its presence. That means you have to get out of your head which is swimming with a variety dead fish that won’t feed you for a day.

Give yourself a mini vacation from your thinking and your quest for perpetual variety will start shrinking.

One way to calm your thoughts is to notice them. How much of your thinking goes unnoticed? When you take the time to notice what your mind is thinking, you create a break in the action, what I call “a pause of peace.”

String a few of the pauses together and you’ll discover the genuine spice of life and experience a variety of peaceful moments.

All the best,


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